Your landscape plays a vital role in enhancing your home’s curb appeal. However, many homeowners struggle with maintaining their landscape or changing it out of a fear that it will ruin the entire space. Knowing what to do and what to avoid when maintaining your landscape can help keep your landscape in the best shape to make your home appear beautiful year-round. 

Here are some common do’s and don’ts of landscaping that you should know about!

Don’t start without a plan

A common mistake homeowners make with landscaping is to begin without a solid plan in mind. Planting and building in random places without a clear picture can cost you a lot of money in the long run. Just like with your house, you should have a blueprint of your landscape before starting. 

Do have a bigger picture in mind

When planning your landscape, you need to consider more than just the plants and trees you add or how your yard looks during spring. You need to consider each element in your landscape and determine how it looks and affects its functionality. 

Don’t add too many plants

There is no such thing as too many plants for a plant lover. However, you need to realize that overcrowding your yard essentially means signing up for something you can’t keep up with. You would need to devote a lot of time and money to maintain all the plants. Not to mention that it might not look very aesthetically pleasing too. So choose plants carefully for your landscape.

Do have a budget

One of the essential factors to consider and manage in a landscape is the budget. Without having a set budget, you won’t make the right choices or include things you need and ignore the others. It also helps you cut costs and/or modify those when your landscape needs change. 

Don’t forget about lighting

Many homeowners spend a significant amount of money on the hardscaping elements and the flora. However, they often forget to add crucial lighting elements. Lighting is essential as it ensures that your curb appeal isn’t lost in the dark the moment the sun goes down. Having proper lighting also enhances the functionality and safety of your landscape. 

Do have a focal point

A focal point is a landscaping element around which you build the entire landscape. It can be your patio, center fountain, or even a large Oakwood tree. It helps you design your landscape efficiently and also catches the attention of visitors. 

About Marshall Tree Service and Landscaping LLC 

Marshall’s Tree Services should be your one-stop destination if you are looking for tree care and landscaping services in the South Florida region. Our services include stump and tree removal, pruning, installation, landscaping, and pest control. Call (754) 235-1926 or (786) 738-4886 to schedule a free review or learn more about our landscape design services in Broward County. You can also reach us via email at or fill out our contact form to get a call back from us.